Short Stories

Each of these three short stories in British English includes vocabulary help, vocabulary quiz, comprehension quiz and comments:

The Winepress

1500 words (British English)
This short story is set in Madagascar and France. It tells about wine and love - and hate. And about a winepress, the machine used to press the grapes from which wine is made

The Chapel

3000 words (British English)
The background to this short story is the tropical island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. This is a story of quick lust and long revenge - with an ironical twist at the end

The Metro

7000 words (British English)
This short story is set in Paris. This is a story of love and murder, and a little voodoo

Selected Short Stories
The following short stories are well known, classic stories in the public domain: